Liam's Sweet Dream Nursery

Small Kids, Big Color Entry #11

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Name: Liam (1 month)
Location: Valparaiso, IN

Color Inspiration: I wanted a color that could create a space that is relaxing and soothing, but I didn't want to settle for a pale color. I wanted a bold color that had a bit of saturation to it. While selecting the color we didn't know the gender of our child, so I chose a teal color that could work for a boy or a girl by changing the accent colors throughout the room. The blue/green color is soothing without being boring and creates the perfect sleep environment at night.

Tip for Using Color: Choose your textiles first!! I knew I wanted a teal color, but I chose a rug first and then matched the wall color to it. It's easier to match to a textile than find a textile to match to an obscure wall color. Textiles are, also, a great go to for accent colors for the room. I pulled accent inspiration from the rug I chose. Lastly, don't be afraid to pull out a sewing machine to make your own curtains, crib sheets, and pillows. Buying off the rack is a quick way to decorate a room, but making your own gives you more control and options.

Colors Used: We chose a teal color called Behr Harbor 520F-5 for the wall paint in a satin finish. The ceiling and crown molding were a Glidden eggshell finish in Stone White GLC30. Accent colors include aqua and lime green.

Thanks for your colorful entry Robin and good luck!

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